An Alexandra gold-miner is urging the Central Otago District Council to ignore a request by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) to list in its district plan mining sites in the Lower Nevis Valley as sites of significant historic merit.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust will not follow usual protocol during the demolition of Dunedin's historic Barrons building on Rattray St because the building is unsafe.
A resource consent will be required before the protected facade of a South Dunedin building can be demolished.
Plans for a Green Island retail development which could transform one of Dunedin's industrial heritage sites have won initial support from a critic and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Retrospective consent has been sought for the demolition and removal of an old stone building in Alexandra, which was partly demolished last year because of concerns about public safety.
Plans for a multimillion-dollar Green Island retail development should be rejected to help protect Dunedin's main street experience from a "death by a thousand cuts", a Dunedin City Council planner says.
The owner of two partly-demolished heritage buildings in the centre of Alexandra says a planning decision by the Central Otago District Council has effectively prevented him from developing the site.
Looking after New Zealand's heritage, particularly at a local level, will soon become a more challenging proposition.
A new national heritage advocacy network to replace Historic Places Trust (HPT) local branch committees is a necessity, HPT board member Anna Crighton says.
A drawn-out dispute over the future of a group of historic Princes St, Dunedin buildings looks set to be prolonged until next year.
After almost two years of hearings, petitions, public meetings and heated opposition, a Christchurch developer has been given approval to demolish a group of historic buildings in Princes St, Dunedin
Dunedin's heritage stock has scored a rare win, with a private owner, local government and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust working together to save a historic building.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust is disappointed a Dunedin City Council hearings committee has approved demolition of a group of historic buildings in Princes St.
Golden keys were handed to the Queenstown Lakes community yesterday by the trust which spearheaded the rescue and restoration of three miners' cottages from the pioneer days of Arrowtown.
A father and son prosecuted for removing three truckloads of gold tailings from their Bannockburn property believe they have been made an example of and say other landowners will be "nervous" as a result.
The owners of a historic Dunedin building damaged by a suspicious fire more than three years ago have been awarded nearly $30,000 to help pay for restoration work.
Moves to list remote Old Dunstan Rd in any district plans would be opposed, according to a prominent landowner on the historic Central Otago road that was last week added to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust's national register.
Despite the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) planning to scrap regional branches, heritage organisations in North Otago are determined to ensure there is no loss of local input on heritage matters.